Confirmation of Candidature - Richard (Ricky) Lee

Tue 15 Mar 2022 12:00pm1:30pm


Room 638, level 6, Social Sciences Building #24

Governing Queensland Independent Public Schools: A Case Study of School-University Collaboration


This study examines the effects of governance processes embedded within school autonomy policy in Queensland. Drawing upon an array of Foucauldian scholarship as its primary toolkit, the project seeks to investigate how globalisation, heterarchical governance models, entrepreneurial priorities in education and international schooling contribute to the emergence and cultivation of a university-affiliated state college. Using a theoretically-informed qualitative case study design, the research will draw upon insights from semi-structured interviews and document analyses to contribute to the field of education governance studies. The research investigates partnerships between universities and state schools and the ways they constitute a new iteration of the Independent Public School [IPS] model, and argues for increased empirical study to explore its impacts on public education institutions amidst increasingly devolutionary education policy trends. By doing so, the research will add to the plurality of understandings of the IPS model under current social conditions. 

Associate Professor Ian Hardy
Dr Stephen Heimans

Dr Suraiya Hameed
Dr Andrew Clarke (University of New South Wales)

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2022                             

Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Venue: Room 638, Social Sciences Building #24

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All HDR candidates and staff are welcome to attend this presentation